Key Features

  • Categorizes complications by damage to a specific organ system and not from a particular procedure.
  • Covers the prevention, recognition, and management of complications to the GI, GU, vascular organ systems as well as complications from infection, thermal injury and patient positioning.
  • Focuses on the recognition of specific complications to minimize patient morbidity and maximize early management.
  • Presents a consistent chapter organization throughout to facilitate quick access to guidance on specific complications.
  • Includes chapters on vascular, bowel, and ureter injuries - areas where most serious complications arise.
  • Offers a comprehensive review - written by two attorneys - of how to prevent a lawsuit and how to manage the process when a notice has been served.

Table of Contents

1. Physician Heal Thyself: Malpractice Prevention and Treatment
2. The Role of the Anesthesia Team in the Avoidance, Diagnosis, Management, and Genesis of Complications during Laparoscopic Surgery
3. Preventing Complications before the Operation
4. Complications of Laparoscopic Access
5. Vascular Injuries
6. Bowel Injuries
7. Urologic Injuries in Laparoscopic Surgery
8. Anesthesia and Metabolic Complications
9. Reducing Risk and Maximizing Efficacy with Thermal Modalities
10. Perioperative and Postoperative Infection
11. Adhesions
12. Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology
13. Complications of Minimally Invasive Urogynecologic Surgery
14. Complications of Pediatric and Adolescent Laparoscopy
15. Unusual Complications during Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery
16. Complications of Hysteroscopic Surgery: How to Manage Them and How to Avoid Them
17. Hysteroscopic Distention Media Complications: Recognition, Prevention, and Management
18. Complications of Endometrial Ablation
19. Laparoscopic Training and Education


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About the author

Keith Isaacson

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA